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Author Prcic, Ismet.

Title (--shards--) / Ismet Prcic.

Publication Info. New York : Black Cat ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publisher's Group West, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION PRCIC    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  F PRCIC    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  F-PRICIC    Missing
Edition First edition.
Description 392 pages ; 21 cm
Note Includes reading group guide.
Summary A young Bosnian, also named Ismet Prcic, who has fled his war-torn homeland and is now struggling to reconcile his past with his present life in California. He is advised that in order to make peace with the corrosive guilt he harbors over leaving behind his family behind, he must "write everything." The result is a great rattlebag of memories, confessions, and fictions: sweetly humorous recollections of Ismet's childhood in Tuzla appear alongside anguished letters to his mother about the challenges of life in this new world. As Ismet's foothold in the present falls away, his writings are further complicated by stories from the point of view of another young man--real or imagined--named Mustafa, who joined a troop of elite soldiers and stayed in Bosnia to fight. When Mustafa's story begins to overshadow Ismet's new-world identity, the reader is charged with piecing together the fragments of a life that has become eerily unrecognizable, even to the one living it.
Subject Young men -- Bosnia and Hercegovina -- Fiction.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Refugees -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- California, Southern -- Fiction.
Bosnian Americans -- Fiction.
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Fiction.
War -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction.
Families -- Bosnia and Hercegovina -- Fiction.
Genre/Form War stories.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN 9780802170811 paperback
0802170811 paperback
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